Wenger: What I didn’t like about the Arsenal team
Arsene Wenger has expressed his thoughts on how Arsenal performed as a team in the 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.
The Gunners extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 games as goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott proved to be enough to see off a battling away side at the Emirates stadium.
It was a much-welcomed win for Wenger who had watched his side draw three straight games in the Premier League and Champions League.
However, the Arsenal manager insists one aspect of Arsenal’s performance which left him dissatisfied is how the team almost crumbled after Bournemouth scored their controversial equaliser.
“They [Bournemouth] are a tricky side who can keep the ball and, if you’re not well organised, you can be in trouble.” Wenger said in his post-match interview
“On top of that, I felt we started well but when they equalised we were nervous and that’s where having three consecutive draws played a little bit on our minds. At half-time it was down to us to calm down and focus on the game we wanted to play.
“From that moment [the penalty-kick] on, we became nervous and they suddenly because more dynamic going forward. We lost some balls and put ourselves in trouble. We had to calm down at half-time and just focus on the game.”